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Bass Fishing Equipment:Chasing The Whopper

Aug 17, 2007
The sport and art of angling has many different subsidiary styles depending upon which fish you're fishing for. But few styles of angling can be more fun or as thrilling as bass fishing. Fishing for bass is widely popularized by professional tournaments and speciality television shows, and thus, bass fishing equipment is produced and endorsed the same as Nike or Wilson. It's the thrill of catching that ten pound bass that makes this style of angling especially fun.

Professional Bass fishing has, over the recent years, become multi-billion dollar industry. Tournaments are held each year, endorsed by every angler or wilderness related company you can think of. Because of this, bass fishing equipment has a range of items that makes the beginning anglers' head spin. To make things even worse, each company's line of lures, lines or other equipment say that theirs is the best. How do you know what to look for in a rod, reel, line, and lure? Usually the answer is trial and error, but there are a few key pieces of advice to lend when choosing the right bass fishing equipment for you or your loved one.

Fishing for bass can be, at times, filled with intense moments of excitement, especially when you're reeling in that huge big mouth bass. To make sure that it doesn't get away, you're going to need the right equipment. Bass fishing rods are usually made of composite materials like fiberglass to ensure their flexibility without taking from its sturdiness. Also, the eyeholes that line the rod usually are a bit bigger, allowing for the line to have fewer complications when the wielder reels the game in. Most professional bass anglers use an open-faced reel for it's smooth reeling and it's lower rate of line tangle and other complications.

Arguably the most important piece of fishing equipment is the fishing line that you choose. Most fishing lines today consist of a combination of nylon and other composite plastics. Since bass have a tendency to become very heavy fish, it's important to make sure your line has a test that is at least ten pounds or more. Also, the lure is almost as important as the line. Bass fishing lures come in a multitude of shapes and sizes, but usually replicate a small fish, such as a minnow. Depending upon the size of the lip, the piece of plastic shaped like a spoon at the nose of the lure, the lure can either trill deep or shallow.

There are all sorts of factors that can affect the effectiveness of your angling, it's best to research products in detail before you buy them. Taking out the trial and error process can save you tons of money on bass fishing equipment, and eliminate the frustration of missing the catch. With the right tools and the right skill, bass fishing can be an addictive sport that can bring years of fulfillment.
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